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Strength/Mass Info? Gyms in Northern Virginia?


#1

We are looking for a gym where experienced. lifters attend. Somewhere in northern Virginia (we are near GMU/Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA). While attending the gym, we also are looking for some guidance on how to put on as much muscle as possible, on a 17 year old male, by November this year. (He is 5'-11", 190#). He would like to get up to about 210" and < 10% bodyfat.


#2

Here are a few threads from a while back. Hopefully the info is still valid:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/powerlifting_gym_innear_alexandria_va
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/northern_virginia_gyms

With younger kids, eating is often the biggest hurdle. Making sure he focuses on good food more often than crap, but not trying to eat like a pre-contest bodybuilder. The basics - quality protein, carbs, and healthy fats in each meal, 3 meals a day 7 days a week.

Training-wise, he's young, not underweight, and most likely motivated, so any basic program that has him lifting 4 or 5 days a week should be fine. There are a bunch of solid, reliable routines in the Archives here. Like the food, consistency with the lifting will pay off huge.

Something like this would be a good start:
http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/a_tried_and_true_bodybuilding_program_template